RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL;
20TH April, 2018;
YOU’RE THE LORD’S SHEEP ;
(You Hear, Respond To And Do God’s Word);
TO THE BIBLE – John 10:27 NIV
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
Back when I was in school, one of the things that helped me greatly was the ability to hear God and do what He told me to do. I had such a rich fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Though I was a student and, as such, had a lot of studying to do, I consistently did what the Lord instructed me to do.
The secret to success in life is hearing God and acting accordingly. When you yield yourself to Him, your journey in life can only be in one direction: upward and forward.
You must learn to respond to God’s Word the right way and promptly too! The Lord Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” The key word is “hear.” The Lord’s sheep “hear” His voice. Jesus had said in the preceding verse, “But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you” (John 10:26).
In other words, those who don’t believe the gospel don’t believe because even when they listen, they don’t really hear. But you don’t have any problem hearing His voice because you’re His sheep; He is your Shepherd.
For you to hear someone, you must be well acquainted with the person’s voice as a result of the time you spend together. Likewise, you become proficient in hearing God’s voice through constant fellowship with Him. Now, about people who hear His voice, Jesus said, “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28).
The Lord Jesus says He’ll give eternal life to those who hear His voice and follow Him. He, however, didn’t stop there. He also lets us know how committed God the Father is to those who hear Him. See how protective of you God is when you hear Him. That’s why He always wants you to hear His voice!
Matthew 13:14-17; Revelation 3:20-22
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me a hearing ear to hear your voice and an understanding heart to receive and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for keeping me in the land of your favour. Therefore, I live a life of success and excellence through your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 18:15-43, 1 Samuel 11-13
Mark 4:1-12, Leviticus 20
Study John 10:27-28, in the Amplified Bible’s classic version.